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Got To Admit It's Getting Better, Better All The Time. . .

Chris Evans | 16:19 UK time, Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Today's show was the first show since D Day where I felt I was in the moment. I remembered to breathe and everything.

Had a very funny conversation with Terry's producer Barrowlands last night. Having witnessed what has gone on this week with our new show and time slot, he's now thinking about Terry's new show and how that's gonna take time to "bed in". It hadn't occurred to me that Terry's gonna be nervous as well when he returns in February, with his spankingly fabulous Sunday morning show.

This really is a strange business. We put ourselves up for judgement every day and then wonder how come we all end up half mad or worse. Ha ha ! If I only realised a few years ago what I realise now, and learnt not to fret about it... But then again if I had have done, I wouldn't be here having the best time of my life now would I?

In other news, Johnny and I have just finished recording the first of our weekly sporting challenges for the Friday Brekkie show and I honestly ache all over. . . can't wait for tomorrow - ouch !

See you on the radio.





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  • Comment number 1.

    Top show, top team, top radio station.
    Keep um coming guys

  • Comment number 2.

    Am I the first??

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi First time blogger here been reading it for a few years now as have been a big fan of drivetime since it started so thought I would join in and give my views on the show.

    I love the new show finally something fun and lively to listen to in the morning before hand it was either Radio 1 or if that got too annoying commercial radio. I couldn’t listen to Terry and Johnny Walker on the drive to work they would have had me asleep at the wheel.

    Isn’t it great that it is now a family show and kids are listening and getting involved these oldies who in some reviews I have read have said there is too much children participation should hang their heads in shame while listening to quiet time on Radio 3 or 4.

    The talking over the songs is an intresting issue but surely it’s a catch 22 they are trying to fit in a lot of music so when else will Chris get time to read the texts and emails out he has to try and buy himself some time or do they drop a few songs and then people will complain there is not enough music.

    I am feeling sorry for Johnny Saunders he seems to be getting a hard time. All the other breakfast shows I listen to have a sports section and presenter although it is mainly added on at the end of the news (maybe worth a thought). Johnny used to make drivetime for me and the best bit was when just before the top tenuous Chris and him had a bit of banter it some days it was classic stuff and hopefully given time this will grow on the breakfast shows.

    I do feel on the breakfast show there is a lot less banter with the team which is disappointing but I suppose it’s down to time and making sure they get all the music played. However there does seem to be a bit more on shows 2&3 after the extra phone in was dropped. Personally I would be happy with a few less songs and more banter but I guess this would cause WW3 with some of the listeners.

    Keep up the good work Chris and I am sure in time there will be something for everyone. It’s great to see radio 2 trying to be more up to date not just with the breakfast show but with other shows such as Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr, Dermot O’Leary et

  • Comment number 4.

    Obviously not!!

    Johnny seems to have calmed down a bit, thank goodness - my blood pressure was rising too high too early in the day!

    Great to hear Moira; reminds me of the good old days of watching her on BBC telly news.

  • Comment number 5.

    CLP - how do you do a sporting challenge for the radio???? Do you have a separate commentator?

    What time will it be on on Friday?

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 6.

    Phils right, a few less songs and a bit more banter would be great. After all, most of us tune in for Mr E and the team and not the music which is available via most good cd players !!!!

    However, I would not want a radio 1 show where Moyles rambles on, shouts and bullies his way through the morning with the same 5 songs off a rubbish playlist. Thank god i can switch that off now !!!!!

  • Comment number 7.

    Yes Chris, it was noticeable that you were much more comfortable and dear Johnny was a bit less manic, bless him.

    Nice to see new people on the blog making sensible comments. Welcome, and please stay.


  • Comment number 8.

    Hello CLP, the team and other Bloggers.

    Only my second blog. Monday was my first. Infact, I'm so new to blogging I forgot to blog yesterday! Hopefully I will be as quick at learning as you obviously are Chris!

    Must admit, for me the show is great and I agree, it's getting better and better. Before, the radio alarm going off was just a rude interruption to my sleep, now I look forward to 7am!

    I don't understand the people who have gone out of their way just to stick the knife in, as you mentioned, there's nothing you can do about that. It seems that they still treat you like "Marmite" and can't adjust to the fact that you're not Sir Tel!

    All in all though, it seems that the new show is going down very well. I am also sure that you will win over a lot of the doubting Thomas'. After all, you manged to achieve the seemingly impossible on Drivetime, and that was to win over my Old Man!

    Keep up the good work! Looking forward to the sporting challenge on Friday.



  • Comment number 9.

    Chris, I have an awful feeling that this blog is going to drive you insane over the coming weeks!!

    You see, contrary to MikeyMikey and Phil, I personally prefer a bit less chat and a bit more music in the morning!

    But ultimately, I think it's just like that pair of new slippers - doesn't feel quite right at first, but given time you wouldn't want to change them for anything!

  • Comment number 10.

    My word my first post and some says I am right! All downhill from now then.

    I just think back to the banter there used to be with Sally, Foxy, Johnny etc and would like a bit more of that.

  • Comment number 11.

    Too late, phil, DP already disagrees with us. Thank god I dont have Chris's job of trying to please everyone although the money would come in handy !!!!

  • Comment number 12.

    Big chief CLP,

    You're probably sick to death, up to your neck and completely p'd off to the gills with our moaning but I have to say that you're already light years ahead from Monday . . .

    Although . . . .

    the magic half-hour after 8 is a mish-mash, in my humble opinion - see that HEAD TO HEAD quiz with Jonny & Moira - nice idea but the stories and subject is below our intel. somewhat - leave that sort of thing to Moylesy or the commercials . . . we want intelligient banter - light-hearted but not tabloid . . .

    Sorry, hope this helps - I really hate being critical - I aint no expert . . .

    PS Jonny has come on leaps and bounds - no more shouting - - too early for the coffin - dodgers!!!!



  • Comment number 13.

    Hello Christoph

    Have to dash off in a mo but fab show today - I quite liked the Mystery Guest today, it was a bit kooky but great.....

    I was just reading some of the old, old blogs and I had forgotten how long some of your posts used to be :) that was before Wifey and son took no. one precedence of course..

    Ta Ta for now bloggers and blogettes...


    "The Art of Peace begins with you...Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all you encounter" - Morihei Ueshiba

  • Comment number 14.

    Afternoon CLP

    I now have to time my morning regime around the Breakfast Show, so in and out of the shower by 7.03 if I can get out of bed in time, putting the slap on is no problem but have to time the Boeing 757 hair-dryer shennanigans for when there's music being played, so as not to miss any banter.

    Agree that the CLP/Johnnie banter is gold. And long may it continue.

    Happy Hump Day.

    x x x

  • Comment number 15.

    p.s - @Ian, Love the Marmite comment! LOL

  • Comment number 16.


    I think that banter will be back as soon as the team get to know each other better - you know how it is, I think this team are still in the 'forming' stage, give it a month or so and they will be 'performing' like gooduns...

    Welcome again to the new bloggers.

    Off home now - three rings when I get there Annie.

    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 17.

    Okey dokey Mtd, glad you remembered.

    Cheryl: I KNOW!!! The hairdryer thing, it's a bu**er, isn't it?


  • Comment number 18.

    I actually think that the mixture of music and banter is about right; it must be a very hard job in the mornings to balance the two as time is important to people in the mornings in a way that is different to the evenings (pressure to get to work, children to school, etc).

    By the way, I have both original and vegetarian suet in my kitchen cupboard, but no lobster bisque!

    The general consensus seems to be Jonny deserves a pat on the back :)

  • Comment number 19.

    Ah Christoff. But if we knew then what we know now, we'd 'ave binned it because we knew better.

    I'm guessin' yous are like me an' knew EVERYthin' when yous were 20.

    Me; 10 years ago I'd a never guessed I'd be doin' what I'm doin' now, an' thanks be to jayzus for that. Because I wouldn't 'ave attempted what I've done since, and my life would have bin' the poorer for it.

    Mind you. I knew this mornin' that if I didn't get off me lazy bum an' get packed I'd be runnin' round tonight like a blue-a**ed fly.

    Got that much right.


  • Comment number 20.

    Ah bless Clodagh - you knew everything too at 20? I truly thought everyone over the age of 30 should be shot. What a plonker, eh?


  • Comment number 21.

    You're still shouting, Chris. Relax a bit, drop the word rate just a little and you'll come across as much warmer. The problem with having learned from the great Timmy (I worked with him at Centre Radio in Leicester) is that you've put too much adrenaline into your delivery. We know from your blog that you're a warm, literate human being underneath the shiny exterior - let it come through.

    Reduce the clutter a bit, too - there's some good stuff coming in on the email and texts. Make room for it, it feels more like a conversation then. Modern, immediate communications and live radio were just meant for each other!


  • Comment number 22.

    LOL Annie - glad it's not just me! xxx

  • Comment number 23.

    Hello Again

    Know what you mean about the morning routine. I'm having to work out all the new timings!

    Chris, Really enjoyed the show today, your being more relaxed came across so clearly.

    I am definately smiling more in the morning and the energy levels are up in our house

    Re people posting purely negative comments, I have just been onto the BBC Food message boards for the Hairy Bikers as a recipe they featured on the show has gone missing. There are an equivelent number of people posting on there saying " I don't like the Hairy Bikers and I watched the Hairy Bikers Programme and didn't like it!"

    There is usually a clue in the title of a show and if you don't like the person in it, don't watch.

    Recipe still missing btw! It seems the nice lady who gave it to SI & Dave may have been from Norfolk!!


    Seza xx

  • Comment number 24.

    Annie - did you ever see Logan's Run? When I was twenty, I thought that was a documentary....

  • Comment number 25.

    Hello, not blogged in ages, lurk now and then.

    First, can I just say to Chris and the team, in true "Young Mr Grace" style - "YOU'RE ALL DOING VERY WELL". In these days of instant feedback and, inevitably, judgement, everybody is going to have an opinion on everything. In the old days you'd have had to wait for the ratings figures! Anyway, it's all fine by me, I think you know what you're doing; I'm enjoying drivetime also, very much, Simon has a lovely voice.

    I do think it is fantastic to see so many new people blogging, it's as if new life has been breathed into it. And the odd healthy difference of opinion never hurts.

    Good luck with your new life Chezza, if my memory serves me correctly you will now have to learn ballroom dancing. Backwards in high shoes.

    Hello to all me old mates, with a particular mensh for Tinsel - saw you around the other day, hope all well with you tiddly pom (bet you're lurking now and then).


    A x

  • Comment number 26.

    Clodagh, ? !! Do you know what you're doing now?

    Seza xxxx

  • Comment number 27.

    Boleyn - yep! I've ordered him some steel toe-capped shoes for his own safety!

    Looking forward to the new journey, even if it is backwards!

    Thank you.

    x x x x

  • Comment number 28.

    Hahaha Annie, now I occasionally think that way re. people UNDER 30..

    And naturally, I still maintain if everybody only knew EVERYthing like meself, the world would be a much less problematical place.


    Anyway. Am delighted to be turnin' 55 soon. My aul Granny used to say with a wink, kids an' aul folk can get away wit blue murder.


  • Comment number 29.


    I feel you may have an uphill battle on your hands winning over some of the 'more mature' listeners if the R2 message board is anything to go by (yes, I was really bored this afternoon).

    One poster was still bemoaning the loss of Jimmy Young!

  • Comment number 30.


    No more comments from me about the show as we seem to be going around in circles now.
    At least everyone's stopped talking about the weather.
    Just back form Glasgow where I had some delightful meetings, though not with Chrissie this time sadly.
    Can I just praise Bee emm eye who rang me at lunch time today to tell me that my flight back to heathrow had been cancelled and could I get to the airport sooner to catch an earlier flight.
    I know a couple of airlines that could learn something there!

    Love the blog at the moment - even if it's too high brow for a simple tin smith.

    Take care all



  • Comment number 31.

    By the way, CLP, the book's great - I've only been reading it for 3 days and am already half way through!

    Love the hello goodbye thing at the end of the show, by the way; it's mental but it really works!

  • Comment number 32.

    Clodagh "posh totty" (and I mean that in the best possible taste)

    #237 on last blog! Well said. As usual I posted on the old blog just before CLP posted his new missive.

    Phil. I did have a second take at your blogs. I didnt remember typing them. Easily confused these days.

    Phil a.k.a. Thunder

  • Comment number 33.

    Seza. Don't be daft, 'course not!!!


  • Comment number 34.

    Barney: be careful who you call 'more mature' my lad. Off to listen to my Paloma Faith Xmas cd.

    Hi Rips.


  • Comment number 35.


    how weird was this morning - I forgot to set my alarm last night - woke up this morning at.....06.58! 3 days and I'm suddenly a 'morning person'

    Lots more snow here today - managed to bugger up my windscreen wipers trying to clear the snow - burnt the motor out, apparently!

    Hi to all new bloggers (and returning old ones)

    and...the piece of change management advice I remember from my managing days is...

    'If you can't change the people, change the people!'

    Callie x

  • Comment number 36.

    Howya Thunder and Boleyn an' all the regulars.. and Howya to all the new chaps too; and since I shall be absent for a short while,

    Howya.... GoodBYE!!!!!


  • Comment number 37.

    How will we survive without you?

    Have a good trip.

  • Comment number 38.

    Hi Annie,

    Didn't mean to sound so grumpy in the last post.
    Must be my age!



    Who is glad that people seem to be laying off Johnny a bit.
    Although I did laugh out loud at whoever said the other day that "he lives 3 seconds behind the rest of us" Very good, if not a little too close to home - possibly

  • Comment number 39.

    Carl: No, never saw that, was too busy being pregnant. But I do remember Ada Aveyard (yes, real name), the oldest shorthand typist in Spillers, on the Tyne, and thinking God, she's old! The poor woman was 60 and probably dead now. God love her, she must have thought me a very stupid 17yr old.


  • Comment number 40.

    Yes indeed - Hi Boleyn, I meant to ask after you the other day but forgot. Hope you are well x



  • Comment number 41.

    Ooh it's while since I've been addressed as 'my lad' off to watch Cbeebies.

  • Comment number 42.

    And isn't it good Barney? My favourite is Spongebob.


  • Comment number 43.

    Hiya Rips,
    Glad you are keeping out of trouble (just)

  • Comment number 44.

    Annie - if Ada was 60 and you were 17, then she'd now be about 75, right? :-)

    Safe travels Clodagh!

  • Comment number 45.

    Hi chaps - back from hairdressers all done dusted and looking if I say so myself a bit more respectable if that's at all possible.

    Used the 4wd and managed to slide it in to a lamp post - no harm done though - it came out and hit the back of the car. As they do round these here parts of course, moving lamp posts r us.
    Stopped snowing about an hour ago so hopefully that is it!

    I prefer the lively wake up and I notice quite a few like me would never have opened eyes until 7.30 let alone jumped out of bed at 7 - well not jump exactly - but move the odd limb. Some comments here have presumed that all togs have done a runner?? Well I aint - so there.

    See y'all later

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 46.

    Aye right Carl (double positive, meaning a negative)

    Beez: Can't believe I'm putting the alarm on for 7am!!!!!


  • Comment number 47.

    And talking about lamposts: Was I drunk, or is there a lampost outside the Sage in Gateshead with a notice on it saying: If you're standing here, please phone if you need the light switched on (with the phone number of course).


  • Comment number 48.

    Ring Ring Ring...

    Got home no skidding.

    Caught up on here, have a good trip Clodagh, nice to see you again BG, Hi Rips, waddayamean makes a change from talking about the weather - we're British aren't we? Thats what we do.... ;-P...

    off to t'other side to see whats happening there.


    mtd ffb xxx

  • Comment number 49.

    My better half has the alarm on for 6:45 and last week was under orders to turn it off IMMEDIATELY. Orders have now been changed so that I have 15 minutes of Sarah Kennedy to wake up before the dulcit tones of Moira soar over the airwaves.

  • Comment number 50.

    I Know Annie - I am soooo not a morning person! 7 o clock! and yes, you were probably drunk - was that one moving too?

    Well done mtd home safe and sound - and of course we talk about the weather.

    Right - outa here to take the pittance of post I have done today - see if I can dodge the lamp posts this time.

    Beez xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Careful Beez.

    Mtd, one chick ticked off the list. Now, where is my youngest? Who has no schooshers working, stupid boy.


  • Comment number 52.

    I was sat in the car for 2 hours trying to get into work this morning!! Had the fab opportunity to listen to the whole of the show!!!;)

    Chris, 3 things -

    1) head to headlines, wasn't it 3/0 to Moira, not 2/1?!

    2) what is with the Religion seg???????!

    3) I LOVED the hello / goodbye piece right at the end! Haven't laughed so hard at the radio for ages!!!!!

    You're doing great Chris, keep it up. x

  • Comment number 53.

    Chris - no problem with choice of music - you're offering a wide coverage and I think you and your producer are really trying to give the established listeners what they want. Starting off with the Beatles no problem there.
    But just 'cos I'm writing on this blog does not mean I am your number one fan - no siree! You're just a bit over the top for me, especially when driving to work. That's not to say your style of presenting is bad, but it's just not right for this time of the morning. Maybe go a little slower - less exuberance, a bit more music. I have to say I do not like all the phone ins etc - I'm just not interested in what some woman happens to be wearing etc or listening to emails that have been sent in by someone I do not know or never likely to either. The show is just a carbon copy of the drivetime show. Please have a rethink in certain areas before I retune. Rant over - for now anyway

  • Comment number 54.

    Keep up the exuberance!!

    You are just great at this time in the morning. I think it is unfair to say this is drivetime at breakfast, This is not the case.

    Both the older and younger listeners are going through a period of readjustment- and it may take us all a couple of months!

  • Comment number 55.

    Great Breakfast show, well done to Chris and the team. Sinon's doing pretty good as well filling the drivetime slot.

  • Comment number 56.

    Loving you back on in the mornings. You and Sarah Kennedy are the best, make it all seem so effortless. Though chill out a bit on Jonny, poor guy takes enough grief from you! I'd be retaliating if it was me which I'm sure wouldn't be good for the show!!! Great Moira Stewart's back too, best there is.

    Liz xxx

  • Comment number 57.

    'Lo again

    Rips, Glad to hear you made it back safely. There do seem to be a few glimmers of good sense appearing at the moment

    Clodagh, travel safely and remember, small children do not make good water skiers, however many times you drop them over the side of the boat

    JaffaKate (and I still love that name) I think, and I may be wrong, that the BBC is under obligation to put Pause for Thought on each morning, bit like school assembley really. Have to say, I quite like the moments peace and would second whoever suggested making sure the track following was ..........mellow.

    They have a good selection of people on and from faiths I know nothing about too, Bahii community I think.

    Annie, have you not sorted your youngest out yet? Bad boy!

    Seza xxxx

  • Comment number 58.

    I know Seza, could just slap him. But, like Chris, he's a grown up with a child and another on the way. Although, you'd never know.


  • Comment number 59.

    Jaffakate - It certainly seemed like a repeat on Monday morning. We had the same little "Rickford Files" insert for Monday, (Thought I was driving the wrong way). then we had the little kiddies "What have you done for the first time" feature, the we had "Woman's Minute - what are you wearing today etc", then we had Johnny's locker. If that's not a carbon copy, I don't know what is. The only thing missing was Fox the Fox.

  • Comment number 60.

    So they don't get any better Annie?

    I think I'll give up now!

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 61.

    Why is it that I spend hours under a child's bed, sorting out toys that haven't seen the light of day for 2 years, I leave them in the living room for a day and the boys can't keep their hands off them

    The mystery recipe has now reappeared so I can bake my cake tomorrow, wonder if that's kept the lawyers busy today?

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 62.

    Seza: Just don't go under those beds when they get to 14!! I'm sure the boys on here know what I'm talking about.


  • Comment number 63.

    Annie, Eeeuuuwwww!!!


  • Comment number 64.

    Sorry Seza, but true. Their Dad was quite interested.


  • Comment number 65.

    So I'll have to send him to clear out under the beds then!! lol


  • Comment number 66.

    It was the mucky mags Seza. And when I asked what he'd done with them, he said 'I had a look, then put them back'!!!!!!

    Actually, thought that was a good response.


  • Comment number 67.

    emjel; similar I agree but not the same. There is more music now & it's the music is a little older & quieter (with the exception of today's awful hit or miss track)! Plus don't forget the beautiful, soft, rich & mature tones of Moira!

    Seza I accept your point but think of all those kids who sit out of school assembly on faith/ no faith grounds.
    Just a thought. x

  • Comment number 68.

    I think you'll find that since the advent of the internet the browser history on the PC is the equivilent of underneath the bed for teenage boys.

    Also, perhaps if less kids sat out of school assembly on faith/no faith grounds we would have a more tolerant society.

  • Comment number 69.

    Thank god there was no internet browser when my boys were young Barney, or I'd have been slapping them forever.

    Given that I was a fairly relaxed mother, I'm so grateful that my 2 boys and 1 girl are very nice people. As The Prophet said - I would wish to be like them (or something like that).

  • Comment number 70.

    Can I borrow the ranty pants please?

    Just looking at what's been going on today - thousands feared dead in Haiti, a child murdered, a senior policeman on trial, people killed by a train in India, a man shot dead in Glasgow, censorship in China... And we have an extended One show because we've had a bit of snow! Yes, it's been snowing. Yes, it's icy outside. Yes, you have to take care if you're going out. But can the media please stop repeating the same information over and over and over. I think we've got the message now, thank you.

    *Sigh*, rant over, thanks very much.

    Christophe, loving the show (well, the 45 mins I get to hear) and glad you're settling into it and you're taking people's comments on board - which we always knew you wuold. I'm looking forward to Terry's show in February too.

    And hello to the bloggers and lurkers this evening! Been away for a couple of days as work been crazy busy. Thought I'd have a quiet day today (boss in meeting all day) to get started on my boilerplate compromise agreement but no, didn't even have time for a lunchbreak! Am on a course all day tomorrow, which I could do without but will be charged if I don't go. I'd forgotten about it, which is ironic since it's about improving your memory... Hope it's not one of those where you have to associate things with something else, because to me that just a whole load of other things to remember!!

    Hope everyone's doing ok, and poorly people are on the mend. MTF, still taking it easy lady??

    Off to catch up before my 8pm shutdown (a new year's resolution of mine, since I've been getting a few headaches after being on the computer all day then coming home and having the lappytoppy on for 6 hours...).

    AF xx

  • Comment number 71.

    AF: You ok now?


  • Comment number 72.

    Chris: I like the show but, please calm down. You need to be in control and let the moments sink in. Listen again to Terry's relaxed show. There is no need to rush.

  • Comment number 73.

    OMG a whirlwind of comments....need to get my head in gear to catch up proper!

    OK, so who sent the snow here? Luckily it's only slushy stuff (I hope) so far, but I'd really like to see some black tarmac at some point within a mile of my house, if that's at all possible??

    Mr JG has demanded the poor kebab bloke back again - he can tip him this time!

    Anyone from Middlesbrough way, what's it doing/forecast - we'resupposed to be up there for a suit fitting this weekend!

    For Mr JG obviously, not me.....

    JG x

  • Comment number 74.

    Evening All,

    Boleyngirl - Welcome back and the dance lessons have been requested. Have "taught" Deevs the waltz in the kitchen and she only trod on my toe twice - result!
    Clodagh - You CANNOT be almost 55 - what you takin'?
    Callie - My old boss used to say that - he was the best boss I ever had and he was called Nick! He used to refer to some staff as IRKS - that's Individuals Respected for their Knowledge and Skills!
    Drive back from work was "fun" after I had spent 10 minutes digging myself out of the work's car park - Thanks for rear wheel drive Mercedes...and then a nice sideways slide down the hill to ChezNic...
    Asked my mother, aged 75, what she thought of Chris' show and she said he talks too fast and not my generation - she loved STW so another listener lost - bu hey ho - you can't please all the people all of the time - Gordon Brown take note. Still, Chris will gain listeners from Radio 1, so it will even itself out and at least Chris is inclusive, unlike STW who, if you weren't "in the TOG club" I felt was a bit exclusive at times (much as I liked him)
    Loving Moira - velvet voice and great giggle.

    Snowy Nic


  • Comment number 75.

    Chris: brilliant show as ever. i am currently reading your autobiography which i am loving. last night i read the bit about you losing your job at picadilly following comments on an elderly cat. When i heard you talking about Dennis the 20year old border terrier this morning i thought NOOOO, not in the first week!!!!!! i'm guessing it was more the comment about eating the cat rather than the fact that the age conversion doesnt quite work!!!
    hope the breakfast show works out well for you and you stay there for many years to come


  • Comment number 76.

    Nic, you are brave, I've left my Merc blocked in beind a bog pile of snow!

    Mr JG's audi not too smart at the mo either...which one shall we swap for a sensible Micra?????


    JG x

  • Comment number 77.

    That's behind a big pile of snow! arrrgghhh!

  • Comment number 78.

    You been on FB too JG?

    Micras are US!!!

  • Comment number 79.

    Hi first time here. Well done Chris, what a talent you are and your crew of course. The 7.00 am start is ideal for me, so i'm sure when all this 'white stuff' has gone my journey to work will be something to look forward to, having the benefit of great company from Radio 2. Perhaps I will start work with a smile on my face - now that'll be a first!

  • Comment number 80.

    Afternoon / Evening all,

    Thumbs up for the new show from me.

    Just been having a little lurk lately, but it's nice to see so many new people. There's always going to be different opinions on anything that's new or different to what has been before. World would be a boring place if we all thought the same about stuff though, wouldn't it?! At the risk of offending some people (which is not my intention at all, I am really really really not a confrontational person) perhaps more of a discussion approach rather than an outright negative approach to expressing opinions might be better received and acted on? That said, I am glad the positivity is starting to shine though again, this blog has (to me, anyway) mostly seemed such a positive place, be it for reassurance, advice, company or comfort from other bloggers, and also as a positive "realworld" link into Chris's show. Just my thoughts and feel free to ignore me entirely if you wish.


    PS you wouldn't believe how many times I've re written that to make the words say what I mean. I'm generally not good at that, so I am afraid it will be taken the wrong way!

  • Comment number 81.

    Its been a 'Shake, rattle and roll' sort of day.

    It is Pothole Hell out there.


  • Comment number 82.

    Right, food finally delivered...

    JG x

  • Comment number 83.

    JG - Merc - great car but doesn't like ice or snow!
    Ah no not Micras again...lol...well at least they are not rear wheel drive I suppose...



  • Comment number 84.

    Oh and welcome new people - you're going to like it here....as long as you stay positive...
    Loving the blog today - it has a freshness about it. Long may it continue.


    Off to eat his pork and roast taties...crackling anyone? - hate the stuff!

  • Comment number 85.

    Yep. Superb show today. It just gets better
    Well done, Chris!!

  • Comment number 86.

    As to the Chris Evans Autobiography, I enjoyed that very much. I read it out of sequence, reading the earlier chapters last. A very entertaining read.
    Chris, if you read these comments- back when you were on Radio 1 I just read about your antics & thought, "What a plonker!"

    When your show started on Radio 2 I thought, I'll give it a listen, but I was pretty dubious. By the end of the first show, I was won over.
    I have enjoyed your Drivetime shows- the bits I've heard of them- and by Day 3 of the Breakfast show i think you really had it down just right.
    Well done & good luck.
    One word of criticism- the other day I heard you shout "Key Change!" in the middle of a song. I recall Key Change Weddnesdays, & on a coupl,e of ocasions the shouting of "Key Change!" during the songs had my head rattled on my journey home!!! So, not too much of that, please!!
    Anyway, Good Luck. I know you will do a great job :)

  • Comment number 87.

    Nic: Not rear wheel drive? Well, I didn't know that - I just drive it.


    Hallo Moshe

  • Comment number 88.

    Annie the innocent!!! Bless.

    I am waiting for my third incident and hope it will be as insignificant as my two so far.

    Slid Mr B's car in to a lamp post reversing out from hairdresssers - no damage
    One of my freezers conked - not the one with the meat in. Pasties? quiches? ones I made earlier? spring rolls anyone?

    Beez xx
    keeping her head down......

  • Comment number 89.

    Mini cooper copes ok!!! x

  • Comment number 90.

    Annie - mine has a button to stop the sliding but it doesn't help..thinking about it neither does that comment!



  • Comment number 91.

    Early Off for me tonight

    Sleep Well, Sweet Dreams

    Stay Safe

    Seza xxx

  • Comment number 92.

    Oo Beez, I once reversed into a lampost and left it very bent. Drove away, leaving an old man shaking his head.


  • Comment number 93.

    enjoyed the show again today - heard more of it as was driving to work! Still can't see the point of Hello Goodbye but I do have to admit it made me laugh a lot today!! so maybe something silly and totally pointless is a good thing!! At least I think so!!

    Glad our snow has all gone now - good when it comes but good when it goes too isn't it? Bit like visitors!! In fact it was quite lovely down here today - 9 degrees according to the car on the way home, bit of sun, positively Mediterranean (or subterranean as Mr CG's granny used to say!!).

    Annie - I've no idea about front/rear wheel drive either!! your "I just drive them" comment is exactly my way of thinking!! Although i do now know where to put the petrol and the washer fluid!

    CG xx

  • Comment number 94.

    See? Me and Cornishgirlie - twins.


  • Comment number 95.

    separated by the length of the entire country!!

  • Comment number 96.

    I only know a bit about cars, cause I've been brainwashed. Mr P is a Transport Manager, he tells me we both have front wheel drive cars!

    Pen xx

  • Comment number 97.

    Ello CLP, ALL Of The Breakfast Gig Team & ALL Blog Operatatives.......

    Bingo Star ere......

    CLP - VERY much liking noot only yer new shoe, sorry show, but a like yer team photer on yer 'ome page!!!!!! (Take a look all of the blog!!!!)
    CLP.... Yer noot all drinking on the job.... Be VERY careful pal.... remember some of yer past dee's on the breakfast gigs & boozing the neet before!!!!!! But booozing on the job... and leading The Rev astray... or iz it The Rev leading the team astray!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!
    Must admit like yer 'star' shirt CLP.... Wouldn't mind one mesen what with me blog name!!!!! Am being serious ere!!!!!
    And Lady 'elen looooking ever so keeen & in charge of the situation!!!!!!
    'Ells Bells Of 'ull, she reminds me in the photer of a newly qualified doctor.... this iz meant az a complimentation by the way!!!!!!
    She 'as that sort of sharp, intelligent.... authoritive but friendly loook of a young doctor.... a good photer INDEED!!!!!!!! Specially with the coffee cup & id arooound the neck.... very doc loooking!!!!!!!!
    And Jono S takin' the laid back..... back of the photer - a don't blame 'im... a would be keeping a low profile if a waz there & then the lovely Moira & the most friendly loooking bloke in the background.... soz ter be rude but don't now, sorry know, iz name butta take it 'e iz the 20 years at the beeb celebrating bloke!!!!!!!
    BUT the thing that 'its me the most about the photer.... The Rev..... soz again don't know iz name... BUT MY GOOOOODNEEEESSSSSS..... iz that a 'oly 'alo above 'iz 'ead!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!
    Or iz it a BBC ceiling light..... a like ter think it iz a 'alo!!!!!!!
    And if it's noot.... then it's obviously god moving in mysterious ways ter make The Rev stand in the exact spot where it looooks like a 'alo..... in the words of Beyonce.... a can see your 'alo - know what am sayin'!!!!!!
    (PS CLP - 'alo by Beyonce.... a winner for yer playlist!!!!!! A would add it fast if a waz the show music chooooser!!!!)
    Great photer all.... and if The Rev under the light isn't on purpose... then FREAK OUT!!!!!!!! AMEN... again!!!!!!

    So a 'ope all 'ad nice weekend!!!!!!
    A didn't!!!!!! Goot sacked from me latest job >>>>>>>

    A waz gonna keep it from the blog but az a feel a can share..... THINGS.... ere with all.... and az am an 'onest person.... full of 'onesty & niceness.... ave decided ter tell all about me new job a just started over the weekend..... but ave been sacked from already!!!!!!!
    Basically regular blog readers will now, sorry know, that me job situation 'as gone noot good lately.... and what with work being somewhat scared, sorry scarce, although some could call it scared.... az the situation often scares me!!!!!!
    Ave been scouring the jobs recruitment pages... then a saw it all.... a saw it..... class 2 aych gee vee drivers needed! URGENTLY!!!!
    Well ave goot class 1 & 2!!!!! Noot that am boasting or being egotistical..... am justing saying ave goot more than the required crudentials for the job!!!!!!
    The job in question waz for temporary position of gritter lorry driver!!!!!!
    No wonder what with all the snow & ice about!!!! No damn wonder a thought!!!!!
    So a applied, a said a am ere ter 'elp if yer need me..... & goot the job.... immediate start all!!!!!
    A went in for me first shift.... full of grit...... FULL of determined enthusiasm!!!!!
    A left the yard with 15 tonnes of grit on board ready ter de-ice the roads of the UK!!!!
    Az a left the yard, being keen, a immediately spotted the approach road ter the grit storage yard waz looooking somewhat in need of de-icing.... so with gritted determination... a yanked me BIG lever & began ter drop me load.... on the road!!!!!!!
    Only problem... after 90 yards me full load 'ad been.... errrr unloaded onter the road aka gritted!!!!!!
    A thought blimmey.... no wonder the country iz short of grit/ salt!!!!!! These babies throw out the goods fast!!!!
    A returned immediately ter the depot ter see me boss ter load up me second load!!!!!!
    The only problem.... a couldn't get through the gate due ter 5 metal 28 tonne gritter lorries being stuck WREET by the damn gate!!!!!!!
    They seemed ter be stuck aka compounded in the 15 tonnes of grit i'd just dropped outside the compound!!!!!
    When me boss found out what 'ad 'appened.... that waz it.... 'e looooked a bit tense just before a left.... but on me return.... 'e loooked very errrr ANGRY!!!!!!!!
    E basically screamed at me with 'gritted' teeth..... "A sacked!!!!!!"
    That's whatta get for being over keen ter grit, the death knell of anooother career path for me!!!!!!!

    Can't win all!!!!!!! Just can't win!!!!!!

    The above errrrr 14% TRUE!!!!!!!!

    PS CLP - Any chance of playing on yer new show.... 'the brill tune The Ice Iz Getting Thinner' by the wrock band 'Death Cab For Cutie' or the tune by the 'Nitty Gritty Dirt Band' & their most appropriate tune 'Long 'ard Road!!!!!' Both most friendly ter the ears!!!!!!


    PPPS Thanks for all yer nice advice & commentations... read all blog commentations...... thanks ter all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 98.

    #97 - Reminds me of 7 yards further than a managed ter grit!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 99.

    Bingo: My thoughts exactly about the Rev when I saw that photie!!! Spooky.


  • Comment number 100.

    Oh, and sorry about the gritting job. You were obviously too good for it.


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